Wednesday, February 12, 2020
310 Chestnut Ave.
Carlton, MN 55718
City Office will be CLOSED
January 20, 2020 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
SNOW PLOWING REMINDER
The city of Carlton would like to remind all snow removal operators/property owners that it is unlawful to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street.
Minnesota law prohibits the plowing, blowing, shoveling or otherwise placing of snow onto public roadways. This includes the ditch and right-of-way area along the roadside.
This would include pushing the snow from your driveway across the street onto the right-of-way of a vacant lot. The snow from your driveway and sidewalks needs to remain on your property.
According to state law, violations are considered misdemeanors, but civil penalties also apply if the placement of snow creates a hazard such as a slippery area, frozen rut or bump that contributes to a motor vehicle or pedestrian crash. The civil liability can extend to both the property owner and the person who placed the snow.
Hazards created by improper placement of snow on or near a public roadway include drainage problems, drifting, sight obstruction and safe accessibility. Special attention should be made to keep fire hydrants, crosswalks, intersections, entrances and exits clean and unobstructed.
We appreciate your cooperation in this manner.
Winter Parking Regulations are effect
November 1st through March 31st.
No parking on the City streets and alleys between 3:00 am and 6:00 am daily.
Please adhere to these regulations in an
effort to assist our Public Works Department
in this winter’s snow removal.
Violators will be ticketed.